The 2011-2016 Strategic Pastoral Plan
for the Archdiocese of Chicago

Table of Contents

  1. INTRODUCTION

    In every age, the Church has heard the words of the Lord Jesus as he commissions his Church: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:18-20)

    In each age with its particular challenges and promise, the Church must reclaim her responsibility for fulfilling the mission entrusted to her by the Lord. The following Strategic Pastoral Plan (SPP) is a part of reclaiming that holy mission. The SPP is the result of a process of discernment and reflection that listened carefully to pastoral realities, collected research on the faith life of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago, drew from the most effective principles of good-functioning systems and organization, and—most importantly—tried to detect where God is leading us in this moment.
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  2. BACKGROUND AND KEY FINDINGS
  3. THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2011-2016
  4. IMPLEMENTATION
  5. CLOSING THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION

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